Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens
Last updated May 14, 2019 - 8:26 am
- Year 1975 | Acres 2.4
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- First public park in the United States solely devoted to Dr. King and the civil rights movement.
- To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and contributions to peace, justice, equality, human dignity, and education by expanding and enhancing the MLK Memorial Gardens , providing a unique historic and educational destination for the citizens of Raleigh, the people of North Carolina and the Nation.
- Enrich the commemorative experience
- Support education opportunities
- Promote community cohesion
- Complement downtown development
- Provide safe, friendly and sustainable leisure environment
- Improve vehicular and pedestrian accessibility
MLK Jr. Statue
- The 6-foot-2-inch life-size sculpture of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was commissioned to commemorate the creation of a memorial garden heralding the achievements of local and national leaders.
- Part of Raleigh's Public Art Collection
- 12-ton granite water monument
- Honors the area's notable pioneers in the civil rights movement.
- 17 tables
- One grill
- Up to 133 people
- Electricity available
- $15/hour, 2 hour minimum
- Parking is limited (30 cars)